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1. This is made slackly to allow the extra strands to be worked through it. Pull the bottom part of the hitch above the top part and put the free end under and up (Fig. 2). The bottom strand is pulled above the top part and the free end now over and down. This repeat till the circle is complete. The free end follows round three times. The completed Turk's head is shown in Fig. 3. SHAMROCK KNOT This may be formed the same way as the true lover's knot, but the bottom loop is not spliced. It may be used to form three loops for stays for a mast.

It is called a jury knot because in sailing ship days it was often used to rig a temporary or jury mast. Three hitches as in top sketch are formed. The loop C is pulled under B and over A. D is pulled over E and under F. G is pulled straight up for the third loop. H is made by splicing the two free ends together. Bow THONG HITCH Used by New Guinea natives for securing the end of the split cane bow thong to the pointed end of the bow. Also useful for fastening rope over the tapered end of a spar.

To secure the chocks put two strands of seizing between the strands of the rope and then work a wall knot. ROPEBRIDGE A rope bridge is no easy undertaking. It should be made only if there is no other possible way of cros- sing a river or a ravine and secondly, only if the crossing is intended to be a semi-permanent one. At the outset two ropes are spun. They must be very strong and thoroughly tested. They are anchored to either side of the river either to convenient trees or stakes. When the ropes have been stretched taut, light 'A' frames are made.

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